While OPI has published their policy on diversion, as many of you know, most don't understand the complexities that weren't published.
OPI, many years ago, had some of their polish produced in China (I have a few that have the chinese characters). This was, of
course, based on product costs. While most OPI was produced in the states, supply and demand grew exponentially.
It was much cheaper to have the polish made in China while OPI built a bigger factory.
The Chinese contractors only produced the polish for a little over 3 years before OPI started making it all in the US.
However the damage was done. The Chinese contractors now had the bottle shapes and dimensions, character fonts, product and
label knowledge they needed to sell the product on the black market. What started out as a few bottles here and there, has now
exploded into the "fake" opi products and they are EVERYWHERE. The most heavily trafficked sales, you guessed it, are online.
OPI has no choice but to hinder online sales due to consumers buying fake products. This is the only way to make sure these
unscrupulous sellers are taken OUT. The only online venue that has thus far escaped the banishment is Ebay. OPI monitors Ebay. I
know because I sell there. That isn't to say there aren't fake OPI dealers on Ebay, because there certainly are. As more and more
e-tailers are forced to shut down their OPI sales, they too will head to Ebay. Some legit, like myself and some not. I may not like
being just another seller on FeeBay but I do understand why OPI is fighting back.